Summer Ends – Cancer takes Donna, Disco’s Queen – 63 year old singer leaves 2 daughters mourning
There’ll be another song for me
and I will sing it
there’ll be another dream for me
someone will bring it
I will drink the wine while it is warn
and never let you catch me
looking at the sun, oh yeah
and after all the loves of my life
after all loves in my life
you’ll be the one
I will take my life into my hands
and I will use it
I will win the worship in their eyes
and I will lose it
I will have the things that I desire
and my passion flow
like rivers through the sky
oh and after all the loves in my life
after all the loves in my life
you’ll still be the one
and I’ll ask myself why.
Mac Arthur’s Park is melting in the dark
all the sweet green icing flowing down
someone left the cake out in the rain
I don’t think that I can take it
’cause it took so long to bake it
and I’ll never have that recipe again
- MacArthur Park – Donna Summer version
They used to say she had “comebacks” but I never thought she left until now… In the early 80’s while a teen, I had a massive one-handed crush on her and Chaka Khan. After her spiel with Stock, Aitken & Waterman in 1989 I did wonder what she was up to, and every now and again I’d hear Donna Summer is getting ready to appear in some musical…
Sad to say, I don’t have to wonder any more – TMZ was first out the blocks;-
We’re told Summer was in Florida at the time of her death. She was 63 years old.
Sources close to Summer tell us … the singer was trying to keep the extent of her illness under wraps. We spoke to someone who was with Summer a couple of weeks ago … who says she didn’t seem too bad.
In fact, we’re told she was focused on trying to finish up an album she had been working on.
Huffington Post offered their readers a chance to listen to her hits, apart from a quick overview of how she helped mould an epoch;-
The “Hot Stuff” crooner became an icon in the 1970’s and went on to win five Grammy Awards. She had massive commercial success, with albums such as 1978’s Bad Girls peaking at No. 1 on the Billboard charts. Bad Girls alone has sold over 2 million copies.
Her last full-length album, Crayons, was released in 2008 and marked a return to form after a 17 year absence from the studio. The album was a triumphant comeback and cracked the Billboard Top 20.
For some odd reason, the BBC was slow to announce her passing – well now I know MacArthur Park will indeed never be the same, and oddly enough? Here in Barbados as I wrote this, it’s raining down but no green icing melting…